Mural Painting Street Party September 12th

Eco-Village intersection repair painting from a few years ago - the street was later repaved

Eco-Village intersection repair painting from a few years ago - the street was later repaved

Portland City Repair‘s Mark Lakeman is returning to Los Angeles in September. He’ll be speaking at eco-village on Friday September 11th then will lead an all-day intersection repair project on Saturday September 12th from 10am to dusk.

The first time I heard Lakeman speak it really changed my thinking about public space and ways that communities can work in a very guerilla do-it-yourself way to reclaim our space. I highly recommend that folks come hear his presentation. It’s Friday September 11th 2009 at 7:30pm at Los Angeles Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Place, L.A. 90004. There’s a suggested donation of $10, with noone turned away. Reservations are recommended, either call 213.738.1254 or email crsp [at]

Another shot of past eco-village intersection repair in process

Another shot of past eco-village intersection repair in process. The central design was based on a bicycle wheel.

On Saturday September 12th from 10am until dusk, we’ll be putting Friday night’s lessons into practice on the ground at the intersection of Bimini Place and White House Place. We’ll be painting a new intersection mural, and probably a few other projects. The Saturday event is free, all are welcome. Lots of hard-working volunteers needed. Wear clothes that you can get paint on, bring potluck food to share. We’re especially reaching out to families and kids in our neighborhood. There will be music, piñata, arts and crafts, face-painting, and much more!

Plan to participate on Saturday September 12th!

End of the day celebration of the completed mural!

The neighborhood celebrates the nearly-completed mural!

6 thoughts on “Mural Painting Street Party September 12th

  1. @chiqui – I hope you can drop by and bring your kids – and introduce yourself to us! I’ve been reading your blog now and then and am curious to make your acquaintance.

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  4. Here’s the big listing of the all the appearances that Mark Lakeman will be making this trip through LA: (Thanks Camille Cimino!)

    Fri Sep 11 – Eco-Village Evening Lecture
    Sat Sep 12 – Eco-village Intersection repair
    Sun Sep 13 – Evening Lecture/ Potluck – Heaven On Earth (in L.A.)
    Mon Sep 14 – Dudley Triangle Intersection Repair (in Venice)
    Mon Sep 14 – Evening Lecture – Santa Monica Library (in Santa Monica)
    Tue Sep 15 – Evening Lecture – Project Butterfly (in L.A.)
    Wed Sep 16 – Evening Lecture – Santa Barbara Faulkner Library (in Santa Barbara)


    WHEN: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    WHERE: L.A. Eco-Village
    WHAT: Mark Lakeman of Portland’s City Repair speaks ($10 donation requested)
    Reservations: 213-738-1254 or

    WHEN: Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 10 am – dusk
    WHERE: L.A. Eco-Village
    WHAT: Intersection Repair at Bimini and White House Place
    Mark Lakeman leads painting a beautiful deaign in the intersection,
    transforming a public street into a public plaza.
    Bring food to share. Dress for a work party, old clothes and a hat.
    Join L.A. Eco-Villagers and neighbors to transform
    the intersection at Bimini and White House Place to
    honor the interconnection of our human community and the natural world.

    WHEN: Sun. Sept. 13 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    WHERE: Heaven on Earth Holistic Living Center
    7122 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036 310-804-3093
    One block West of La Brea, upstairs behind Starbuck’s
    WHAT: Heaven On Earth Evening Lecture & Potluck – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Slide Show Presentation and Pot Luck with Mark Lakeman
    Suggested Donation $10

    WHEN: Mon. Sept 14 – Dudley Triangle Hands-On Intersection Repair – 10 am
    WHERE: 345 Main St., Venice, CA 90291
    WHAT: Repair public median
    Contact: Geof Collins
    Mark Lakeman and friends will take over a public median across from the giant binoculars at 345 Main St., a very prominent site.
    Help Ray Cirino or Geofrey Collins. Take back the neighborhood through radical community action!
    We will provide most materials but bring paint, brushes and rollers, gloves, a hat and water, and any other food or drink to share.
    Let’s activate Venice!

    WHEN: Mon. Sept 14 – 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.
    WHERE: Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, S.M.
    Sean Jennings
    WHAT: Mark shares with us a slideshow full of inspiration and hope.
    Potluck starts at 6. Please bring lots and lots of food,
    especially something put together from your garden.
    The slideshow/Lecture will take place in the
    Multipurpose room on the Second floor

    WHEN: Tue. Sept 15 – 7:30 pm ($25)
    WHERE: 821 Traction Ave. #108 Los Angeles, CA 90013
    WHAT: Evening lecture — Project Butterfly
    See the brochure on

    WHEN: Wed. Sept 16 – 7 P.M.
    WHERE: Santa Barbara Faulkner Library 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA.
    WHAT: Lecture and slide show ($10 donation requested)
    For more information email
    Contact: Lynn Seigel-Boettner 805-966-6522
    SB Food Not Lawns and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network

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